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: For Schools, Colleges

9.5 Realidades de Espana
Five films about Spain, with interviews in Spanish.
1: Alcoy - Moors and Christians
Book (same title) £2 50 from booksellers
9.35 Des le debut
Ordering Things
9.53 Dicho y hecho
Asking permission
10.10 Look and Read The Boy from Space
The Spinning Compass
10.35 Resource Units: Religious and Moral Education Man-power
11.0 Watch
Captain Cook - Tahiti
Land! Land! The Endeavour reaches Tahiti and the scientists go ashore to start their collections. louise HALL-TAYLOR handles the actual plants and fish that Cook brought back with him. and JAMES EARL ADAIR shows how to make a ship's compass. Producer TOM stanier
11.17 Television Club Against the Law
11.38 Shakespeare in Perspective PAUL JOHNSON. Richard 11
12.5 pm General Studies 2: Running Industry


Producer: Tom Stanier
Unknown: Paul Johnson.

: News After Noon

with Richard Whitmore , Moira Stuart Weather ANNE PURVIS
12.57 Regional News
(London and SE only: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)


Unknown: Richard Whitmore
Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Weather Anne Purvis

: Pebble Mill at One

Today including: Spirit of Adventure, which recalls the exploits of explorers who have tested their minds and bodies against the challenges of the earth's surface.

: Bod

A See-Saw programme Bod's Apple
Narrated by JOHN LE mesurier and MAGGIE HENDERSON
( Repeat)


Unknown: John Le Mesurier
Unknown: Maggie Henderson

: You and Me

Sort Them Out
Rabbit is on the loose in the party-tricks shop and Clive has to sort out the mess. With CLIVE PANTO
Puppet animation .iof. BARTON Producer Roger FRY
Series producer ROY THOMPSON


Producer: Roy Thompson

: For Schools, Colleges

2.15 The Music Arcade 2: Playing Percussion
The percussion section of an orchestra featuring the timpani.
Singing and playing the piece called ' The old house '. Presenters
PAUL ABBERLEY (timpani) Director avril ROBERTS Producer
2.40 Communicate!


Unknown: Tim Whitnall
Guitar: Jeff Crampton
Bass: Mike Thorn
Bass: Peter Boita
Unknown: Paul Abberley
Director: Avril Roberts
Unknown: Elizabeth Bennett

: Closedown

: TomosaTitw

Comedy series
(English transmitters only. First shoien on BBC Cymru/Wales)

: So You Want to Stop Smoking

(Shown on Sunday at 5.40 pm)

: Play School

Story: The Winter Bear by RUTH CRAFT and ERIC BLEGVAD Presenters
Carol Leader, Ben Bazell


Leader: Ben Bazell

: Secret Squirrel

in Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo

: Jackanory

with Joanna David
The Ordinary Princess Written and illustrated by m. m. KAYE. 2: Amy


Unknown: Joanna David
Illustrated By: M. M. Kaye.

: Animal Magic

Introduced by Johnny Morris with Toyah, the baby lion-tailed macaque, and Terry Nutkins
What's a dog playing frisbee, or a kitten playing with a ball of wool, got to do with a wolf or a lion hunting? Animal Magic looks at the way baby animals play, practising skills they will use when grown up.
During a hard winter, one in ten of our garden birds may die so now's the time to put out food. Johnny and Terry look at some home-made bird feeders that you can make from things you normally throw in the dustbin, and a studio full of birds put the feeders through stringent consumer tests.
Producer mike BEYNON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Johnny Morris

: Grange Hill

Belinda shows a talent for music, but Annette doesn't like anyone else getting the attention.
Series devised by PHIL REDMOND
Designer andree WELSTEAD HORNBY Producer susi HUSH
Director ANTHEA browne-wilkinson


Unknown: Margaret Simpson
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Unknown: Welstead Hornby
Producer: Susi Hush
Director: Anthea Browne-Wilkinson
Grange Hill pupils:Fay Lucas: Alison Bettles
Annette Firman: Nadia Chambers
Zammo McGuire: Lee MacDonald
Pogo Patterson: Peter Moran
Roland Browning: Erkan Mustafa
Janet St Clair: Simone Nylander
Jonah Jones: Lee Sparke
Belinda Zowkowski: Paula Taras
Benny Green: Terry Sue Patt
Gripper Stebson: Mark Savage
Mr McGuffy: Fraser Cains
Mr Baxter: Michael Cronin
Miss Griffiths: Anni Domingo
Miss Mooney: Lucinda Gane
Mr Keating: Robert Hartley
Miss Brooks: Kara Noble
Mrs Zowkowski: Diana Ricardo
Mrs Harvey: Sheila Mitchell

: Evening News

with Richard Baker ; Weatherman


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Regional news magazines and Nationwide

Look East, Look North
Look North West, Midlands Today
Nationwide - South East at Six Points West, South Today Spotlight South West
DAVID DIMBLEBY and FRANK BOUGH report on the news stories that matter and what they mean for the people of Britain, with films and features from the programme's team of reporters nationwide: LUKE CASEY, PATTIE COLDWELL JOHN HITCHINS , JAMES HOGG
(Regional details as Monday)


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: John Hitchins
Unknown: James Hogg
Unknown: Bill Kerr Elliott
Unknown: Laurie Mayer
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Margaret Nelson
Unknown: Michael Wale
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: Cartoon

Little Cheeser
An MGM cartoon

: Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday: Part 2

starring Peter Davison
A four-part story by Terence Dudley.
What is a Recreational?
(For cast see page 38)


The Doctor: Peter Davison
Writer: Terence Dudley

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman Willie Carson from horse racing and Rugby Union's Bill Beaumont captain two teams of sporting celebrities. Questionmaster David Coleman tests their knowledge of sport's faces, facts and feats, reviving memories of the greatest - and the funniest - moments in sport.
Director pp.ter HAYWARD Producer mike ADLEY
Executive producer hazel leyvthnvaite
BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Willie Carson
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: David Coleman
Director: Pp.Ter Hayward
Producer: Mike Adley

: Terry and June

by DAVE AND GREG FREEMAN starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield
Film cameraman JOHN TILEY Film sound JIM mcalisteb
Film editor austair MACKAY :Designer TOM YARDLEY-JONES Producer JOHN B. HOBBS


Unknown: Dave And
Unknown: Greg Freeman
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: John Tiley
Unknown: Jim McAlisteb
Editor: Austair MacKay
Designer: Tom Yardley-Jones
Producer: John B. Hobbs
Tarquin: Allan Cuthbertson
Melinda: Diana King
Police sergeant: Mike Lewin
Police constable: David Oliver

: Solo

A series in six parts by CARLA LANE starring with and Music by BEETHOVENDesigner
gloria Clayton
Producer garcth GWENLAN


Unknown: Carla Lane
Music By: Gloria Clayton
Producer: Garcth Gwenlan
Gemma: Felicity Kendal
Danny: Stephen Moore
Mrs Palmer: Elspet Gray
JOSie: Debbie Wheeler
Bernadette: Stella Goodier
Julia: Sarah Bullen
Mrs Dean: Josie Kidd
Mr Williams: John Abineri
Cashier cindy: Os Win

: Nine O'Clock News

with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world Weatherman

: Play for Today: Under the Skin

by Janey Preger
starring Frances Tomelty and Jacqueline Tong
"When you get to a man in the case,
They're like as a row of pins -
For the colonel's lady an' Judy O'Grady
Are sisters under their skins."
(Rudyard Kipling)


Writer: Janey Preger
Lighting: Alec Robson
Designer: Sally Engelbach
Producer: Peter Ansorge
Directed By: Tony Smith
Polly: Frances Tomelty
Joe: Michael J Jackson
Deb: Jacqueline Tong
Nolan: George Costigan
Dave: Bill Nighy
Rosie: Barbara Rosenblat
Kerry: Imogen Bickford-Smith
Julie: Michele Winstanley
Grace: Avril Elgar
Mrs Clark: Edna Dore
Vicky: Cotchie D'Arcy
ChriS: Tricia George
MO: Linda Beckett
Janice: Della Finch
First worker: Graham Weston
Second worker: Ian MacFarlane

: 444 Days.... and Counting

Tuesday 20 January 1981: outside the White House all was being made ready for the inauguration at noon of President Ronald Reagan. But inside the Oval Office Jimmy Carter and his closest advisers had been up all night in a desperate attempt to see the American hostages in Iran free at last before the time came to leave office.
A lone television cameraman was allowed into the Oval Office to capture these last hours, making a remarkably candid record of tension and frustrations building up as noon approached.
Piecing together the story Margaret Jay has also gathered recollections of these last hours from many of the people closely involved.
Producers KATYA krausova , TAM FRY executive producer JOHN REYNOLDS


Unknown: Ronald Reagan.
Unknown: Jimmy Carter
Unknown: Margaret Jay
Producers: Katya Krausova
Producers: Tam Fry
Producer: John Reynolds

: News Headlines

: Taking Issue

The Labour Party or the alliance: which is the real alternative to the Tories? Robin Day invites the views and arguments of The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley, mp and The Rt Hon William Rodgers, mp
Executive producer PETER IBBOTSON


Producer: Jennifer Davies
Producer: Peter Ibbotson

: Weatherman

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